The Asian American Foundation
WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2021 — The Asian American Foundation ("TAAF") today shared a statement in response to the appointment of TAAF’s Founding President Sonal Shah to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Sonal will serve as a commissioner alongside TAAF Advisory Council Co-Chair Daniel Dae Kim, TAAF Advisory Council Member Congressman Robert Underwood, and 22 other leaders announced today by President Biden.
Norman Chen, Chief Executive Officer of TAAF, released the following statement in response to the news:
“TAAF is incredibly proud that our Founding President, Sonal Shah, has been appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Sonal brings vast experience as a policy-expert, a strategic thinker, and a leader who was instrumental to TAAF’s founding. Her work has already done a tremendous amount of good for AAPI communities and causes. With Sonal on board, as well as other dynamic leaders like TAAF Advisory Council Members Daniel Dae Kim and Congressman Robert Underwood, we are confident that the Commission is well-positioned to effectively advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AAPI communities across the country.”
About The Asian American Foundation
The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is a convener, incubator, and funder committed to accelerating opportunity and prosperity for AAPI communities. TAAF supports advocates and organizations committed to AAPI causes so that together we can more effectively take action against hate and violence, and build the infrastructure needed to improve AAPI advocacy, power, and representation across American society. We were founded to solve for the longstanding lack of investment and resources provided to AAPI communities and we strive to be a catalyzing force for creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for the 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit www.taaf.org.
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